Just Hanging Around in the Playground of Fractions

I am climbing a three
to get to the top
slipping down the curve
I loop my leg around the middle
and hang
upside down
the five beneath me
laughs
its belly jiggling
I am three fifths of the way up…dangling
five gives me a wobbly kind of balance
like a flat topped trampoline allowing me to bounce
four points a strange direction next to me
I’ll get there soon enough…the way is clear
it’s a practice run to the top
to get to ONE at the end of this equation
where I’ll pull myself up
and balance precariously like everyone else
as a whole person…
ha ha… a fraction of one at least!

 

 

Between work and study have been finding it difficult to find time for poetry but managed this morning… I wonder what I am studying at the moment…Argh!! Maths!! My worst subject at school but finding I am beginning to like it…I think! 😉

For dverse Poetics in not so real world

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13 thoughts on “Just Hanging Around in the Playground of Fractions

  1. ha. fun play with numbers…i may need to share this with my algebra kids…they would get a kick out of it…i imagine they feel a bit crazy trying to get to the end of some of the equations that i throw at them….

  2. ohoh… math was never my strong side… and i could get lost in trying to climb out those equations easily… fun image… and here’s to more imagination in algebra…smiles

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